Marketing Prof Pens Newspaper Commentaries

Prof. Timothy Dewhirst of U of G’s Department of Marketing and Consumer Studies, contributed two recent commentaries about the branding of sports teams and organizations. In a commentary for the Toronto Star, he discussed the future of the Olympics, writing that “the Olympic brand and vision face many challenges,” and to expect the number of …

U of G Tourism Expert Makes Headlines

Prof. Marion Joppe, School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management, spoke to Zoomer Radio about summer travel and whether it’s a good idea to take road trips to explore other parts of Canada this summer. She said many Canadians still aren’t psychologically ready to return to travel or even to head back to restaurants, noting …

U of G Researcher Studying Nutraceuticals in Fighting COVID-19 Virus Awarded Funding

A simple virus-fighting pill taken before boarding an airplane or entering a hospital or grocery store to ward off infection from the virus that causes COVID-19 could result from a University of Guelph project that has received more than $200,000 in federal funding. Food science professor Paul Spagnuolo will receive a one-year, $211,250 award to study nutraceuticals that may prevent infection. Nutraceuticals are bioactive molecules from food that help promote health or help fight diseases. …

U of G Vets Use Telemedicine to Continue Animal Care in First Nations During Pandemic

A University of Guelph program dedicated to animal care in Ontario First Nations continued to provide that service despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past eight years, the Ontario Veterinary College’s student Community Outreach Club has organized and hosted animal wellness clinics on two First Nations in southwestern Ontario  — Kettle and Stony Point First Nation …